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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Ray Gaddis’s Unionversary

Another Union Sporcle quiz, MLS says full season unlikely, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

OTD 2012: Gaddis debuts, Gomez scores in win over Columbus
Just eight years ago yesterday, Philadelphia Union’s all—time leader in appearances and fan-favorite Ray Gaddis made his Major League Soccer debut in a winning effort against Columbus Crew.

Trivia: Union Leading Scorers
10 season, 11 leading scorers (there was a tie in 2018) but do you know the exact order?

MLS News

MLS says goal of playing full season increasingly difficult
The league had previously said it hoped to return around the second full week of May following what would have been an eight-week absence from game action. The league currently has a training moratorium for players through April 24 with the expectation that it will be extended.

Getting to know reported FC Cincinnati coaching candidate Jaap Stam
At Old Trafford, Stam become a key member of the Red Devils, celebrating three Premier League titles, an FA Cup win and the club’s first Champions League triumph in 31 years.

Rest of the World News

World Cup questions: Why didn’t the great Dutch teams of the 1990s win it?
The 1988 European champions showcased the star generation of Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten. Six years on Van Basten was injured and Gullit had been dropped by Dick Advocaat just before the tournament.

FIFA VP: Coronavirus may put international soccer matches on hold until 2021
A FIFA vice president says most international soccer might not be played until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions and the need to give club competitions the chance to resume.

CONCACAF concerned over Nicaraguan league’s continuation despite pandemic
Only two rounds of the current regular season in Nicaragua’s top division remain to be played. CONCACAF is unable to intervene at present to stop the league, but is monitoring the situation and is concerned about players’ safety.